NetBeez Finds a Temporary Hive in City Government

PGH Lab cohort, NetBeez, is helping the City of Pittsburgh monitor its network performance

Annia Aleman
Apr 23, 2018 · 3 min read
Stefano Gridelli, CEO and Co-Founder of NetBeez

NetBeez, one of the seven companies in PGH Lab’s third cycle, is working with the Department of Innovation & Performance to monitor Wi-Fi performance in eight different City of Pittsburgh locations including the City-County Building, Police Headquarters, and other key city facilities. NetBeez’s technology helps network engineers detect problems faster and more efficiently through its sensors, called “beez”, that can simulate real users on the network and detect problems before users call the help desk.

NetBeez’s Team

Stefano Gridelli, Co-Founder and CEO of NetBeez, came up with the idea of network monitoring from the user perspective while working as network engineer himself for a medical center. “Any company that has remote users and offices needs a way to detect and trouble shoot network problems in one single platform” said Stefano. He also believed that a network performance solution that provides real time feedback on how the Wi-Fi network and applications perform from the user’s perspective should exist. After being accepted to one of Pittsburgh’s local accelerators, Alpha Lab Gear, Stefano and his co-founders quit their jobs and focused entirely on NetBeez.

The Challenge

The Solution

NetBeez’s Networks Sensor

Pilot Project Highlights

Fun Company Fact

How to contact them

Read more about PGH Lab 3.0 companies in the next blog post coming soon!


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Department of Innovation & Performance

The Department of Innovation & Performance is building a 21st-century government for the City of Pittsburgh and its residents.

Thanks to Sanjana Dayananda

Annia Aleman

Written by

Nicaraguan-American. Innovation Director @Ascenderpgh , former Sr. Civic Innovation @CityPGH . @pittsburgh_cm enthusiast.

Department of Innovation & Performance

The Department of Innovation & Performance is building a 21st-century government for the City of Pittsburgh and its residents.

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